JabRef 2.4

JabRef 2.4 is an open source bibliography reference manager
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JabRef 2.4 is an open source bibliography reference manager.
JabRef 2.4 uses BibTeX as its native file format, that is the standard LaTeX bibliography format.

JabRef runs on the Java Virtual Machine (version 1.5 or newer), so it works equally well on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

With this program you can start a new database, open an already made one, import a database or import data from an external SQL source.

When entering data, you can choose the type of data you´re going to input (Article, Book, Booklet, Conference, Electronic, Inbook, Incollection, Inprocedings, Manual, etc.)

Then, the screen will show you the required fields for the specified entry type. You´ll have to fill every required field (marked in blue) to input the record correctly. Optionally, you can complete the optional fields.

The program will then generate the BibTeX key, that can be exported to another database or a .PDF document.

Once you finish the entries, you can save your results adding them to an existing database or exporting them.

Daniel Ángel Romero
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  • It´s a very specific, multiplatform, free program for bibliography reference


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